Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Neverending Where's George

Apparently, they recalibrated the U-Scan self-checkout machines at the A&P Supermarket because now, the bill acceptor rejects about 3/4 of my Where's George bills. Experimentally, I found that the machine will accept some of the bills when I insert them upside-down.

Anyway, I was going through a large stack of bills trying them one by one when the attendant offered to take the money and key in the amount at his station. Jokingly, I pointed to the screen, which indicated that 4 dollars had been accepted at that time, and said, "But I was doing so well!"

Where's George provides some pretty nice tools, such as this hits-by-county map:

Hits by county
Number of HitsCounty Color
No Hits
Less than 5
5 to 9
10 to 49
50 to 199
200 or more

The non-white areas are the counties in which my bills have been found and entered. Getting a hit in every county would seem to be an almost impossible task. It has been 5 years and 92,000 bills, and I still have only 1,284 out of 3,221 counties.

Have I gotten a hit in your county yet?
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